DOUGLAS Millican, who has been interim chief executive of Scottish Water since the sudden death of Richard Ackroyd last October, has been given the job permanently.
His appointment was a unanimous decision by the company’s board and has been rubber-stamped by Ministers. Millican has been finance and regulation director of Scottish Water since its formation in 2002.
Formerly with East of Scotland Water as financial controller and latterly as commercial director, Millican previously worked with Price Waterhouse in Edinburgh and New Zealand and with Tyco International in Australia. He was Scottish Finance Director of the Year in 2010.
Ronnie Mercer, Scottish Water chairman, said: “Douglas is the outstanding candidate for the job of chief executive. He has been integral to the success of Scottish Water in its first 10 years and supported our former chief executive through Scottish Water’s most successful period of development.
“He is the obvious choice to lead Scottish Water to even more success and sustain the high performance of the business.
“The Scottish Water board is very pleased with this appointment, which is a clear demonstration of our considered approach to succession planning. I am delighted that Douglas has accepted this role and I know that everyone at Scottish Water will support him as he takes up the challenge.”
Image – Millican’s appointment was a unanimous decision.